If you’re familiar with the adage, “As goes January, so goes the year,” your radar may be up more than usual right now. Dubbed the January Barometer, the saying is based on market analyst Yale Hirsch’s research findings that were […]
Won’t Get Fooled Again
“Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again.
Don’t get fooled again.
— The Who, 1971
As the investment officer at Redwood, the most common question I hear is, “How is the market doing?” It’s […]
“The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” is the title of a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It also has become a metaphor to describe any high-profile, hard-to-predict event. As such, the term “black swan” was bantered around […]
“Americans can be counted on to do the right thing – after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” -Winston Churchill
Here we go again. A lot of drama is playing out in the press this holiday season. Just a month or […]
International Investing – Welcome to the Jungle
The fun never stops. Like last year, the international stock markets continue providing plenty of excitement in 2012. Up one month; down the next. It takes nerves of steel to handle such fluctuations.
Needless to […]
Bonds. Boring, right? Well, as I have written in previous newsletters, they play a pivotal role in your portfolio.
“First of all, what are bonds?” you ask. Not a dumb question. I would say most people don’t understand how bonds work. […]
Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to another exciting year of investing. It will no doubt be packed with rousing headlines like we saw in 2011, especially considering it’s an election year.
What a time to be a money manager. With the […]
I was reading the WSJ this weekend and thought we should address this market volatility issue. When I say volatility, I mean the frequent ups and downs in the value of your stock portfolio over the last few months. Some […]
Undoubtedly, everyone caught up in the financial crises of late spotted this headline online or in their local paper or on a television news program recently:
US Warned on Debt Load: S&P Signals Top Credit Rating Is in Danger
If that doesn’t […]
Newsletter Article 2nd Quarter 2009
As the head of Redwood’s Investment Policy Committee, I am often asked about our investment strategy during these volatile times. The same questions regarding our methods keep coming up so I want to address […]
Gold: The New Sexy
Technology, China, Real Estate, now GOLD.
There has been a lot of noise lately about the wisdom of using gold in client portfolios. As usual, the proponents of using gold make it sound as if buying gold is […]
Bonds without Interest?
By Shawn Meade, CFP®, CPA, MS
I was reading Kiplinger’s recently and came across the article “Ring Out the E-Bonds, Ring in the I-Bonds” by Joan Goldwasser. That got me to thinking. I remember when I was growing up […]